‘American Ultra’ mashes up comedy with violence, romance

L.A. Weekly describes it as “A bloody valentine attached to a bomb. It’s violent, brash, inventive and horrific, and perhaps the most romantic film of the year.” Boston Globe calls its stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, “Tender, forgiving, and sexy, they’re the hottest couple on screen at the moment.” They’re talking about Buena VistaContinue reading “‘American Ultra’ mashes up comedy with violence, romance”

Jesse Eisenberg plays stone assassin in ‘American Ultra’

Oscar-nominated young actor Jesse Eisenberg, whose previous roles have included “Now You See Me,” “The Social Network,” and “Zombieland,” was the filmmakers’ first choice to play the slacker-turned-superspy in the intriguing thriller American Ultra. In the film, a stoner and his girlfriend’s sleepy, small-town existence is disrupted when his past comes back to haunt himContinue reading “Jesse Eisenberg plays stone assassin in ‘American Ultra’”

Kristen Stewart plays feisty small-town girl in ‘American Ultra’

Kristen Stewart reunites with her “Adventureland” costar Jesse Eisenberg in Lionsgate’s hip thriller American Ultra. In the film, a stoner (Eisenberg) and his girlfriend’s (Stewart) sleepy, small-town existence is disrupted when his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out. Stewart plays Phoebe Larson whoContinue reading “Kristen Stewart plays feisty small-town girl in ‘American Ultra’”